OUR TEAM

Our talented team of bankers has the expertise to help you reach your personal and business goals. With a dedicated relationship manager committed to helping you finance your first home, acquire your own business, or grow your nonprofit, you can rest assured knowing you will have someone with you when it matters.

Samuel Clonmell
Samuel Clonmell
Senior Vice President, NMLS ID: 742089

415.489.7137
samuel.clonmell@bankofsf.com

Sam has more than 10 years of banking experience with a deep knowledge of consumer and business lending and banking operations. He is an expert on residential lending products offered to consumers and prides himself on educating clients to ensure they have the best product to meet their short-term and long-term needs. Sam takes pride in establishing and maintaining client relationships while personalizing every interaction. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. John’s University. Before joining Bank of San Francisco, Sam was a banking sales and service manager in New York.

John Dzida
John Dzida
Senior Vice President

415.489.7134
john.dzida@bankofsf.com

John helps fast growing, closely held, new or mature companies fund their growth with bank or SBA guaranteed loans. He also works with high net worth individuals on commercial real estate and business acquisition loans. John has worked in finance since 2007. Before joining Bank of San Francisco, he worked for Mechanics Bank and Stanford Federal Credit Union. He is a San Francisco resident and also serves on the Working Solutions Loan Committee and Urban Solutions Advisory Board. John holds a master’s degree in business administration and in Asia and Pacific studies from the University of San Francisco.

Lia Economopoulos
Lia Economopoulos
Senior Vice President

415.489.7133
lia.econo@bankofsf.com

Lia brings to the Bank more than 25 years of experience working with a diverse portfolio of high-net-worth clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. At Bank of San Francisco, she is a dedicated relationship manager, with expertise in performing holistic assessments and identifying clients’ needs—from cash management to lending services. She currently manages the banking relationships of our political treasurers and consultants, nonprofits, fiduciaries and contractors in San Francisco and the North Bay, to name a few. Lia is a San Francisco native who now lives in the North Bay. With a passion for community service, she is an active member of the Elks Club of San Rafael, a board member for Lifehouse Agency, and a member of the SF Advisory Council for 10,000 Degrees.

 
Paul Seto
Paul Seto
Senior Vice President

415.489.7143
paul.seto@bankofsf.com

Paul has more than 30 years of finance experience in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate development and construction, and international trade finance. He also has extensive experience banking nonprofit organizations and high-net-worth individuals. Before joining Bank of San Francisco, Paul worked at City National Bank, Boston Private, and Cathay Bank Corporate Lending Group. Additionally, Paul previously served as the Mayor and Councilmember for the City of Millbrae, and is a current member of the Peninsula Health Care District’s finance committee. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley, received his MBA from San Francisco State University and recently graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Paul volunteers at homeless shelters and enjoys taking long walks with his wife.

Neal Tandowsky
Neal Tandowsky
Senior Vice President

415.744.6703
neal.tandowsky@bankofsf.com

A life-long resident of the San Francisco Peninsula, Neal has enjoyed more than 25 years as an experienced commercial, private and mortgage banker, working in a variety of relationship management, senior manager and financial consulting roles. At Bank of San Francisco, Neal combines his interest in the community with his interest in building relationships in order to provide financing and depository solutions for businesses, high-net-worth individuals and nonprofits. Neal is a long-time board member (and former President) of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, past Board Member (and former President) of the Peninsula Girls Chorus, a life-long member of Peninsula Temple Sholom and a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation Program. He earned a BA in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, an MBA from USF and a Personal Financial Planning Certificate from UCLA Extension.

Victor Vazquez
Victor Vazquez
Senior Vice President, NMLS ID: 765222

415.489.7142
victor.vazquez@bankofsf.com

Victor’s banking career spans more than two decades. He has held senior level roles at various organizations including Union Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and Wells Fargo. Victor began his banking career at Home Savings of America while majoring in business management at University of California, Santa Cruz. Victor focuses on deposits and the overall client relationship. He has extensive experience with lawyers, legal, and nonprofit organizations. Victor is passionate about community involvement and is a Community Advisory Panel member at KQED. He has served on the Board of Directors for Berkeley Symphony and The Link to Children (TLC). He is also involved with prominent Latino legal aid organizations: San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, California Rural Legal Assistance, and La Raza Centro Legal.

John Verdoia
John Verdoia
Senior Vice President

415.744.6737
john.verdoia@bankofsf.com

John is a veteran banker with more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate lending. In his current role, he is focused on providing tailored lending solutions to multi-family, mixed-use and commercial real estate properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Bank of San Francisco, John held positions at United Business Bank, Gateway Bank FSB, Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. John is a life-long resident of San Francisco and is thrilled to be a part of a community bank so entrenched in the spirit and culture of the city. He is the current council president of the San Francisco Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and is chairman of the San Francisco Sea Scouts.

Sean Wheeler
Sean Wheeler
Senior Vice President

415.489.7140
sean.wheeler@bankofsf.com

For more than 20 years, Sean has helped Northern California and Central Coast-based financial organizations develop new business and improve performance. Sean believes in being an advocate for his clients and creating solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs. He has knowledge and experience in commercial banking, cash management and SBA Financing. Prior to joining Bank of San Francisco, Sean held multiple senior leadership positions at Wells Fargo Bank and BNP Paribas. Sean earned advanced leadership certifications from the Ken Blanchard Company and Northwestern University. In his free time, he volunteers and has held board positions with the Girl Scouts of California and Second Harvest Food Bank. Sean earned his MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

Diana Kershaw
Diana Kershaw
Vice President

925.953.6985
diana.kershaw@bankofsf.com

Diana brings more than 20 years of relationship-banking experience to Bank of San Francisco clients, with an emphasis on superior service. In her current role, Diana serves the diverse banking needs of small- to mid-sized businesses, nonprofits and high net-worth entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Bank of San Francisco, Diana worked for 13 years as a relationship manager at Fremont Bank. Before that, Diana worked in a sales management role for 12 years at Nordstrom, building relationships. Diana has been an active member of the East Bay community for more than 20 years. When not at work, diana enjoys spending time with her son. 

Erica O'Leary
Erica O'Leary
Vice President

415.489.7140
erica.oleary@bankofsf.com

Erica brings to Bank of San Francisco more than 20 years of success in customer relations, and a strong knowledge of commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending. Before joining the team, she worked as a portfolio manager at United Business Bank in the East Bay. In that role, she was responsible for maintaining client relationships and managing an extensive and diverse loan portfolio. Erica is a Bay Area native, and when she is not at work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Damian Burciaga
Damian Burciaga
Portfolio Manager

415.489.7136
damian.burciaga@bankofsf.com

Damian has been in the financial services industry since 2005, when he began his career as a Financial Aid Officer in the private university sector. He brings more than 10 years of client-focused service and account management experience to Bank of San Francisco. In his current role as Portfolio Manager, Damian is instrumental in the management of existing portfolio client relationships, development of new commercial client relationships, and the mitigation of credit risk. He has particular expertise in lending to small and mid-size businesses, especially those looking for SBA-guaranteed loans. Damian is a Northern California native, and holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Cruz.

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